Jenny Powell reveals she uses cannabis oil to cure her migraines
TV presenter Jenny Powell can wave her hat in the air and whoop with joy after finding a cure to her migraines.
For years the former Wheel of Fortune host has been hit with blinding headaches for up to three days.
But after ten weeks of taking cannabis oil – known as CBD – she has been free from attacks.
Jenny, 50, currently on 5Star’s Celebs on the Ranch, said: “It’s life-changing, really.”
Her horrendous migraines started four years ago, triggered by hormones when her period started.
Jenny’s vision would go blurry and pain would spread from the left to the right side of her head.
She said: “There’s no relief. It gets to a point where I literally have to just curl in a ball and stay in bed.”
Life in Cheshire with her fiancé, sports therapist Martin Lowe, and daughters Constance, 18, and Pollyanna, ten, would be put on hold.
Migraines ruined her five-day holiday to Dubai with Martin last year.
She said: “Everything stops: I can’t cook, do school runs or work.”
A doctor prescribed her a strong medication called Migratan but Jenny called it “hardcore stuff”. She said: “I’m big into complementary medicine, so I only take a migraine pill as a last resort when I have to work.
“I want to know why I’m getting migraines, not just stop them when they start.”
Cutting out dairy products and doing more yoga did not work.
Then Martin suggested trying cannabis oil, which costs £399 for 100ml.
Jenny pipes a few drops of the oil underneath her tongue, once in the morning and once in the evening.
She said: “There’s a funny taste but it doesn’t make me sleepy and there’s no woozy high. It just takes the edge off anxiety – especially for me, someone who lives off adrenaline.”
CBD is a chemical found in marijuana that many believe can treat certain health problems.
Last year the law was changed to let doctors legally prescribe stronger medicinal cannabis.
Jenny takes a weaker CBD oil made from hemp that can be bought on the high street. She has even got her 91-year-old father Les taking CBD to help with his sleep.
She said: “If it’s the cannabis oil that’s doing it, it’s worth its weight in gold. I might have just smashed the migraines for good.
“That’s six days of my life I’ve got back so far.”
* Jenny is currently starring in Celebs On the Ranch airing at 9pm weeknights on 5Star. You can follow Jenny on Instagram @jennypowelltv.
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